Kudrow
Lando


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jake Hartman USER (5 Reviews)
November 24th, 2010 | 44 replies | 8,142 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Rosenstock is Rosenstock is Rosenstock

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

Kudrow is an upcoming pop punk band that is fronted by Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb the Music Industry!, The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, and Pegasuses-XL). Their debut EP, Lando, was recorded live and released in 2009. The sound portrayed on this album is a comfortable blend of “Do It Yourself” punk music, combined with better than average lyrics, and a healthy dose of everything that the front man has to offer. Everything you’ve come to expect from a DIY band is here. Kudrow is playing honest music and not expecting anything in return, except for you to listen.

The album contains 4 pure punk songs. The first 3 come in about 2 minutes each and the fourth takes up almost half the EP at about 6 minutes long. Album opener, Commutilation!, starts out with a fast, catchy guitar rift being played behind Rosenstock singing “Everybody's pissy. An eleven foot cluster lacking the camaraderie communities foster and the breakbeat drumbeat bleakly repeats our bleating, "I GIVE NOTHING! I ASK FOR EVERYTHING!" We push.” The track ends and quickly rolls into Blink-182 Reunion and Farvreau; I often find it hard to distinguish between these songs due to their similar structure and general feel; they’re both great songs nonetheless. The EP soars through the first 3 songs without so much of a breather before finally slowing down for the first and only time for the final song, Brooklyn Pool; being over twice as long as the each of the previous 3 songs lends this song to be a much more memorable and enjoyable moment of the album. The lyrics have that familiar Rosenstock feel to them as he wails out his feelings of loneliness and the like. In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to find lyrics on this 13 minute EP that aren’t catchy, emotion, and brutally honest.

At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What makes this different than any other pop punk band?” Or maybe, if you’re an avid Bomb the Music Industry! fan, you already know what I’m getting at. Jeff *** Rosenstock. He is the single strongest positive/most important part of this band/album. Sure, Mike Campbell (bass) and Dave Garwack (drums) are talented and hold their own on their respective instruments. But, as lead vocalist, guitarist, and lyricist for every project he’s been a part of, Rosenstock is what brings out the true sound and passion behind the music. His ever-present guitar melodies are only overshadowed by the ability of his infectious lyrics to relate to everyone that hears them in a different way. Without him, Kudrow would just be another generic band placed in a genre that’s already filled to bursting.

Although it’s not generic in the sense that it sounds similar to other bands of the same genre, it is very similar to other Rosenstock fronted bands. I must admit, that through all the songs, I couldn’t stop thinking, “If this had some catchy keyboards and a horn or two behind it, it could easily be a Bomb the Music Industry! song.” This is not entirely a negative; however the band should really try to separate and expand on their own sound rather than depending on the tried and true method that previous/current Rosenstock projects utilize. If you like the way Jeff Rosenstock sings and writes lyrics, there is no reason why you shouldn’t like this album. Even if you don’t, I recommend giving this a shot if you’ve ever liked punk/pop music. It’s full of catchy hooks and addictive emotion that is definitely worth the 13 minutes it takes to listen to this. Also, as with all the albums on quoteunquoterecords.com, this is entirely free for download.


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puma35
November 24th 2010



972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I thought this deserved a review

Blackbelt54
November 24th 2010



4268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

good review. this is an awesome album

Satellite
November 24th 2010



20675 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i love you for reviewing this. awesome ep. favreau is my favorite.

Digging: Dikembe - Mediumship

Hep Kat
November 24th 2010



14983 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

now this is some good stuff. one of the better pop-punk releases of last year

Digging: Nipsey Hussle - Crenshaw

puma35
November 24th 2010



972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks for the feedback guys

Nervous Sad Poor
November 24th 2010



73 Comments


Satellite
November 24th 2010



6370 Comments

Report this Post
Album Rating: 4

i love you for reviewing this. awesome ep. favreau is my favorite.


TomAndJerry
November 25th 2010



144 Comments


just a personal preference, but please dont italicize band names.

Satellite
November 25th 2010



20675 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Satellite
November 24th 2010



6370 Comments

Report this Post
Album Rating: 4

i love you for reviewing this. awesome ep. favreau is my favorite.

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69stoner666dog420
November 25th 2010



59 Comments


does this sound like btbami!?

ifyoumakeit
November 25th 2010



17 Comments


If you like this but don't want to support Jeff, you can download it from IYMI or purchase the 7" from Ernest Jennings.

You can find links, listen to audio and video here.
http://kudrow.ifyoumakeit.com/

*We also have a split coming out with Hard Girls on Asian Man. Both sides are recorded although our side needs some work once Jeff gets home from BTMI tour.

puma35
November 25th 2010



972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ifyoumakeit, are you from this band?

Satellite
November 25th 2010



20675 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pretty sure that's dave, who also plays drums in the state lottery and thousandaires.

ifyoumakeit
November 25th 2010



17 Comments


yup yup.

Thanks Satellite.

puma35
November 25th 2010



972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sweet stuff man, sorry i didn't talk you up more in the review, if its any consolation, i love the state lottery

ifyoumakeit
November 26th 2010



17 Comments


Haha it's totally fine. I'm just kidding around, I love Jeff.

It's a good consolation though.

Prince1993
March 14th 2011



534 Comments


Blink-182 Reunion
check out Travis Barker's solo album.

sportsboy
June 3rd 2011



613 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

blink-182 reunion is my shit

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Satellite
June 3rd 2011



20675 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haha, dave garwacke sighting itt

sportsboy
June 3rd 2011



613 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

satellite



you creep
SO HARD

ohfoxxxycole
September 7th 2011



4350 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

they could record again and id be alright with that



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